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Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden, Kolkata (Calcutta)

(2.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
India's biggest and oldest zoo, Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden tells a comprehensive story about the diverse wildlife living in this part of the world. Established in 1875 and spanning a total of 18 hectares (45 acres), the zoo shelters the nearly extinct Aldabra giant tortoises, elephants, rhinos, Bengal tigers, white tigers, African lions, giraffes, deer, and zebras in large enclosures. One of the prime tourist spots in the city, this well-maintained attraction is visited by 3 million people every year. Restaurants and air-conditioned cafes provide plenty of shade, refreshments, and snacks. Put Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden into our Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This zoo used to be one of the best in India decades ago but is slowly losing its exquisite charm now. The animals are not kept well even though the collection of animals is praiseworthy. 
  • The Zoo in kolkata is situated at Alipure at the heart of the city. I often go there with my family and friends and found it to be a nice place for a short outing. Almost one can get public transport ...  more »
  • Thia zoo is quite well maintained in a large space. You will feel the charm of the wildness of our mother nature. From bird aviary to royal bengal tiger you will enjoy all the thrills. Nice place to v...  more »